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Communicate your request in Portuguese whenever possible. For writing a letter or email in Portuguese, use the translated questions and phrases in this [[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.]]
 
Communicate your request in Portuguese whenever possible. For writing a letter or email in Portuguese, use the translated questions and phrases in this [[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.]]

Revision as of 18:24, 17 November 2017

Portugal
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Figueira da Foz
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Portugal Background
Local Research Resources

This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Figueira da Foz.

History

  • Figueira da Foz is also known as Figueira for short and is a city and municipality in the Coimbra District in Portugal.
  • The neolithic age is shown in the historical traces found in this area.
  • The oldest known document dates from the year 1096.
  • During the 18th and 19th centuries Figueira da Foz had a huge development due to the port movements and the expansion of shipbuilding.
  • In 1771 it was elevated to villa and turned city 20 September 1882.
  • There are 14 civil parishes in Figueira da Foz.
  • The population of Figueira da Foz is roughly 62,100 people.[1]

Civil Registration

Online Records

After 100 years, all civil registration records are sent to the municipality's district office.

To view online civil registration records, visit Coimbra Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration Office

The following is a list of civil registration offices within the municipality.

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Figueira da Foz
Passeio Inf D. Henrique
3080-154 Figueira da Foz
PORTUGAL
Phone: 233426121 Fax: 233420654
Email: crc.figueira-foz@dgrn.mj.pt

Communicate your request in Portuguese whenever possible. For writing a letter or email in Portuguese, use the translated questions and phrases in this Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.

Catholic Parishes

Online Records

In 1910, the Portuguese government transferred all birth, marriage, and death records from all the country's parishes to the district offices. These records are now in either District or National archives. Many of these records have been digitized and can be viewed at the District Archive's website or on FamilySearch.

To view online records, visit Coimbra Church Records.

Contact a Parish

If you are seeking church records created more recently than 1910, it is possible to obtain them by writing to the parish where the record was created. Writing to a parish is not always a reliable way to obtain information, because officials may or may not respond.

Conferência Episcopal Portuguesa lists websites for the 20 Dioceses of Portugal. Once on the Diocesan website, use the listing of parishes (paróquias) to locate contact information for the parish in question.

Communicate your request in Portuguese whenever possible. For writing a letter or email in Portuguese, use the translated questions and phrases in this Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries did not become popular in Portugal until the late nineteenth century. Prior to this, individuals were buried in their parish church cemetery, and their bones were later removed to an unmarked burial place.

Name of Cemetery
Website
Address
Phone number
email address

Name of Cemetery
Website
Address
Phone number
email address

Family History Centers

Name of nearest center
Website/page on FS wiki
Address
Phone number
email address

References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Figueira da FozME]," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figueira_da_Foz. Visited 14 August 2017.